Peter Bakker

President and CEO

Peter Bakker is President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Mr Bakker has led WBCSD since 2012. WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. WBCSD member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than USD $8.5 trillion and with 19 million employees.

Mr Bakker is a distinguished business leader who, until June 2011, served as CFO and then CEO of TNT NV, the global transport and logistics company. He has been recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award (2009) and the Sustainability Leadership Award (2010). Mr Bakker is Chairman of War Child in the Netherlands and serves as a member of corporate sustainability advisory boards.

He is an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau since 2018, in recognition of his long-lasting commitment to engaging business in tackling global sustainability issues.

Commissioner: Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development 

Chairman: War Child, Netherlands 

Co-Chair: Redefining the Role of Business for Sustainable Development, SDSN 

Vice-Chairman: International Integrated Reporting Council

Champion: SDG 12.3

Ambassador Against Hunger: UN World Food Programme

Corporate Sustainability Advisory Boards: IKEA, BASF, Nespresso, P&G, Daimler

International Advisory Board Member: CCICED (China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development)

Convener: BRIGC (BRI International Green Development Coalition)

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